Viduranga Waisundara

Rajarata University of Sri Lanka

Dr. Viduranga Y. Waisundara obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry, the National University of Singapore in Food Science & Technology in 2010. She was a lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic, Singapore from July 2009 – March 2013. Following this, she relocated to her motherland of Sri Lanka and spearheaded the Functional Food Product Development Project at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies from April 2013 – October 2016. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Food Technology, Faculty of Technology, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale, Sri Lanka. Dr. Waisundara has many research publications and articles in newspapers and magazines. She has also been an invited speaker in international conferences and participated in local school events in Sri Lanka to spread awareness on functional food and dietary habits.

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4chapters authored

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This book focuses on the usage and application of plant- and animal-based food products with significant functional properties and health benefits as well as their development into processed food. Many chapters in this book contain overviews on superfood and functional food from South America. Details on the functional properties of apiculture products are also included herein. Additionally, an area that is not widely discussed in academia - pet food with functional properties - is also covered. It is hoped that this book will serve as a source of knowledge and information to make better choices in food consumption and alterations to dietary patterns. It is also recommended for readers to take a look at a related book, Superfood and Functional Food - The Development of Superfoods and Their Roles as Medicine.

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